Titanfall 2’s next update gets first details

Developer Respawn sheds a little light on what 2017 has in store for the future of Titanfall 2.

When it debuted smack-dab between Battlefield 1 and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare this fall, Titanfall 2 struggled to find an audience despite fairing extremely well with critics. Now, a few months later, Respawn is working to build on the game’s solid foundation in an effort to make the already great game even better.

In a blog post this morning, Respawn revealed what fans can expect in the next update and  maybe a few hints at what’s coming down the road. First, fans can expect a brand new mode very soon. “Live Fire” is a 6v6 pilot-only mode that consists of five rounds and no respawns. The biggest caveat – each round is only one minute. The mode will have two new dedicated maps when the update goes live called “Stacks” and “Meadow.”

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Respawn is also adding a new made called Columns map for Coliseum mode.

There also seems to be several new UI and gameplay quality-of-life updates in the next update. The developer noted that the felt the matchmaking and menu system in multiplayer was too cluttered, so they’ll have a new interface in the new update on consoles. PC could receive the UI update a little earlier than that thanks to quick patches on the platform. Part of the new update will allow players to create their own multiplayer matchmaking “mixtapes” that will allow them to add and remove modes on the fly.

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Respawn is keeping the rest of the next update is still hush-hush, but gamers should be able to get their hands on the next update in the coming weeks. Additionally, the developers are laying the groundwork to release a full 2017 roadmap soon, so just what weapons, modes and maps (including remastered versions from the original game) will be clear soon.

Titanfall 2 launched October 28, 2016 on PC, Xbox One and PS4.

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